PAINTINGS IN HOSPITALS LAUNCHES URGENT COVID-19 ONLINE CHARITY AUCTION
Jeremy Deller, Helen Chadwick, and Humphrey Ocean feature in the online sale, raising funds to support the charity’s work with patients and care staff across the country.
Today, national charity Paintings in Hospitals launches the Art for Health Auction, raising funds to help the charity continue to bring colour and creativity to isolated patients and dedicated carers. The online auction includes artworks by Norman Ackroyd, Peter Blake, Eileen Cooper, Michael Craig-Martin, Jeremy Deller, Anita Klein, Bruce McClean, Lisa Milroy, Ceri Richards, and many more.
COVID-19 has changed all our lives. For Paintings in Hospitals, the pandemic has also meant a complete change to the way the charity works. To protect vulnerable patients from the virus, the charity has been unable to reach out to them in person to co-create exhibitions and provide arts workshops. But these isolated people, experiencing anxiety and loneliness, are exactly who need Paintings in Hospitals’ support at this incredibly difficult time. The charity recently launched new remote arts projects for people to experience while in care, such as the Healthcare Heroes virtual exhibition with Google Arts & Culture. But the charity needs to do more and needs to raise further funds to ensure its future.
With money raised through the Art for Health Auction, Paintings in Hospitals will be able to continue its work in 2021 to reach many more patients in isolation and the tireless care workers looking after them. In what can be dark, dull, and lonely times, the charity will be able to bring patients and carers colour, connection, and inspiration.
Bidding begins on Saturday 21st November and ends on Saturday 5th December at 9pm.
View the auction lots and bid online now at: givergy.uk/paintingsinhospitals